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UAE to shift to Saturday – Sunday weekend, instead of Friday – Saturday

To better align its economy with the global market
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The United Arab Emirates has recently announced a new shift to a Saturday-Sunday weekend from the previous Friday-Saturday weekend.

This change will take place starting from 2022.

The goal is to better align its economy and timings with the global market.

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The shift is currently applied to all government entities in the region, while private sectors will be free to choose their own working preference.

UAE will also be adopting a working week of only four and half days, where the weekend will commence starting from Friday afternoons.

Faith Baltazar
Journalist at News Asia Today.